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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 1892.
-Highest of all in Leavening Tower. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
TllK AltGI S.
Fkidat Octobeh 28 lb9Z.
REDRESS FOR IAMS.
Suit Against the Militia Officers
PRELUSIVE SXTRMTSH CF LAWTEES.
CItlmt Mad by th Frost tntloa That
Woald Lrirc the Keystone National
Guard Very Marh Disflgired, Hardly la
the Kins. Fact The Judge With
holds an Opinion Homestead People
Conelade That Violence Hut Emigrate
Incendiary Talk hya Lawyer.
PlTTvmRi;, Oct. 28. The case against.
Colonel Alex. ner Hawkins,Colonel J. B. R. I
Streator and Assistant Surgeon W. S. Grim,
of the Tenth reim-nt, for tying Private .
W. I, lams np by the thumbs at Home-1
stead, was called for trial before J adge
i'oru-r yesterday. The court room wm
crowded, the majority of those prenent be
ing national guardsmen. Private Iaius
was the target for all eye. He aat behind
his counsel, and did not appear to notice
the crowd. At the opening of the cane the
defense moved to quash the indictment on
the ground that the civil courts had no ju
risdiction, the alleged offense having been
committed when the guard was on active
duty, and if the private prowcutor had any
grievance he bad a tribunal to appeal to
which wa created by the National guard
ct of 1SS7 establishing courts martiaL
ArramraU of CeaucL
Exhaustive argument were made on
this question by both side. The defense
claimed that the guard was on duty sup
pressing an insurrection, and in the pun
ishment of n-utiny, which they held lams'
offense to be, the officers of the Tenth regi
ment were justified in acting as they did.
If the punishment was irregular or too se
vere then, it was maintained, a court-martial
and not a civil court would have been
. the proper tribunal to appeal to. The pros
cntion held that military regulations gave
the officers no right to inflict punishment
without a court-martial so ordered it. At
torney Watson attacked the legal existence
of the Natic.al guard, stating that the act
creating it was unconstitutional, because
it puts the guard nnder control of its offi
cers instead ( under the governor of the
Denounced the Militia Act.
The act he branded as a weak, vicious
and revolutionary law, and the men who
framed it. if they knew what they were us
ing, were guilty of treason. He said that
if the court held it had no jurisdiction in J
the case it would be establishing a prece- ,
dent not heretofore established by any
4Xurt ip the civilized world. The defense
in reply said a court-martial was the
proper tribunal, and the question narrowed
down to this: Could the court-martial in
flict a punishment similar to that a civil
court is empowered to do in such a case?
Judge Porter said the impression of the
court is that a court-martial convened now
in time of peace could only inflict military
punishment. It would not have the power
to punish as would civil courts.
Raised Another Legal Question.
Attorney Wi-iirht rftiwvl the nnejrtinn nf
the legal right of the national guard to be
at Homestead. To aid civil authorities in '
maintaining the peace the governor has the
power to call upon the national guard to
resist an invasion, suppress a riot or insur
rection, but is not given the power express
ly to call them out to aid the civil authori
ties in maintaining the peace, for which
pnrpose they were ordered to Homestead. ;
Instead of sending the national guard,
Watson said, the eovernorshould have sent
the sheriff. Another point the prosecution .
will attempt to show is that Private Iums J
wiks Hat fcuTly enlisted. He entered the '
gnarrfbefore he wH ' 18 years old, without '
the consent of his parents, -as is required by .
law. Judge Porter instructed the attorneys
to have theu- pleadings ready this morning,
when the court will pass upon the question
f jurisdiction. -
case rje.ore 'Sqnireotnnn on naaj crea-
His Incendiary Advice.
, He denounced the action of the deputy
sheriffs, and adv.sed the crowd of strikers
present at the time that the deputies had
no authority to make arrests unless they
had warrants. He also told them that they
bad a perfect rhjbt to resist arrest, and
they would be justified in killing if neces
sary. After the petition was presented
Sheriff McCleary, accompanied by a num
ber of special deputies, left on a train for
Homestead to execute the orders of the
court. The result of Jones' incendiary ad
vice was that the same day a dozen brutal
assaults were made on non-union men by
Another Odorless Gas Victim.
CHICAGO, Oct. 2. Charles Slayback, 30
years old, living at XS Wabash avenue,
was found last evening asphyxiated by
odorless fuel gas. Slayback makes the
seventh victim of asphyxiation within a
week in Hyde Park.
POLITICAL FIELD NOTES.
Cleveland Addresses Gotham Gerntu
N'F v YORK. Oct. 28. Ex-President Cleve
land made another speech last night. The
address was delivered to German Demo
crats in Cooper Union, which was crowded.
His speech was brief and followed the lines
of that delivered to the Buffalonian club
the night before. He was enthusiastically
received, and when he closed Carl Schurs
delivered an extended address on the issues
of the campaign. Hon. A. E. Stevenson
had a long interview with Cleveland yes
terday regarding his letter of acceptance.
What Jobs M. Thoraton Thinks.
John M. Thurston, of Omaha, is in town.
The silver-tongued orator of the northwest
is here to make some speeches for the Re
publican campaign managers. He will re
main in the east for a few davs. "You can
announce." he said, "that Nebraska wiil
cast her electoral ticket for Harrison. The
sentiment of that state and of the west and
northwest is Republican. Those who
wandered away after a new idea will, I
think, all be in the Republican ranks on
Governor Russell yesterday afternoon
addressed a large crowd of Democratic
Reed Sneaks at Cincinnati.
CrxciXXATI. Oct. 28. Ex -Speaker Thomas
B. Reed delivered his first speech of the
campaign in this city last nifht. Music
hall was packed with 5.000 people, and the
reception accorded the Maine man was a
Other Campaign Thnnder.
Hon. Adlai E. Stevenson addressed the
Democracy of Stamford, Conn.
Senator Hill talked Democratic doctrine
at I.yrichburg. Va., making speeches both
afternoon nd niht. There was a great
The Dr-mocratic state central committee
of Colorado I is withdrawn the Cleveland
electors, substituting those of the Popu
lists. Governor Peck has sifmed the new Wis
consin apportionment, and the legislature
TOUGH JOKE ON PLUMMER.
ONLY TWO ACTS OF VIOLENCE. j
omestead in Danger of Losing Its Bad
Homestead, Pa., Oct. 28. Only two acts
jf violence ere reported here last evening.
V non-union boarding house on Ninth ave
jue was stoned, and the driver of a grocery
vagon was compelled to drive for his life
escape an infuriated crowd because his
ployer sells his goods to the families of
i-union workmen. The sheriff's depu
i now on duty here number fifty men
more deputies are expected tomorrow,
'be non-union men in the mills are greatly
qjitated over the violent occurrences of the
' Jufit few days and as a consequence very
" Ittle work is being done.
' The Citizens Wake Up.
A well-attended meeting of representa--e
citizens of Homestead was held last
ling for the purpose of voicing the sen
nits of the law-abiding citizens. Many
.hes condemnatory of the recent acts
' violence were made and resolutions
jjaased calling upon all good citizens to give
the sheriff ali possible aid toward suppress
ing disorder; also resolutions calling upon
the sheriff to bring all his powers to bear
In suppressing disorder, failing in which
he shall call upon the governor of the state
to send a sufficient military force to Home
stead to preserve the peace.
A. Lawyer Called to Account.
The recent acts of lawlessness at Home
Stead were yesterday called to the attention
of the court at Pittsburg, and the indica
tions are that there will be a number of ar
rests. D. R. Jones, the attorney
formerly president of the Miners' union
and more recently a member of the legis
lature, will be the first one to be called to
account. Yesterday morning Sheriff Mc
Cleary appeared in the criminal court and
asked for a rule on him, which was granted.
The ground for the rule is the speech which
hjj delivered at a, hearing in the Halloran
Some Was Gives Away His Winter Sap
ply of Apples.
Anmma, Conn., Oct. 38. W. H. Plnm
mer, a wealthy resident of this town, has a
number of fine apple trees ou his grounds.
Tuesday night when the sun went down he
had stored in a sqmmer honse on his lawn
eighteen bushel-baskets of fine fruit, all
picked by himself. In the morning he in
tended to put the apples in his cellar.
Soon after breakfast Wednesday morning
he was called to the door by the coachman
of a neighbor, who returned to him two
empty baskets with the thanks of his em
ployer for the gift of two bushels of apples.
Mr. Plummer was surprised, and before he
could speak the man had gone.
"Left Not a Wrack Behind."
Before the aged fruit grower could settle
the puzsile 'aaother neighbor returned
three baskets with thanks. This led Mr.
Plummer to investigate and he found every
one of the eighteen baskets missing. By
noon all but three of the empty baskets
had been returned, each accompanied by
the thanks of the recipients of Mr. Plum
mer's generosity. It was learned that dor
ing the night some practical joker had
stolen the apples and distributed them
with impartiality among the neighbors.
Each lasket contained a plain white card
on which was the line in lady's handwrit
ing: "Compliments of W. H. Plummer."
Want Knights to Go Into Pol Hies.
PlTTSBiTiG, Oct. 28. The national con
vention of the Knights of Iabor will con
vene in St. Ixmis Nov. 15. At that meet
ing efforts will be made to secure radical
changes in the present laws governing the
organization, the object being to work up
a political party by advocating the claims
of minority nominees, and while not co
ercing any one, using all the influence of
the order to secure the votes of all its mem
bers for such minority candidate. Master
Workman Dempsey thinks it quite proba
ble that this projected new party may elect
the next president and congress.
Wheelman Wiley's Card.
Wheeling, W. Va., Oct. 28. Harry
Wiley, the "dead broke bicycler," who is
riding from New York to Chicago on a
wager that he can get through without
spending a cent, got in town Wednesday
night over the National pike. He left New
York, Oct. 17 and expects to reach Chicago
next Wednesday. Wiley's card reahs:
"Please deliver to Mr. Wiley one square
meal or a night's lodging and charge the
same to human hospitality. Draw on your
good nature. Seven Hope street, Kingdom
Can ten t Under m Clay Bank.
LANCASTER, Pa., Oct. 28. William
Stark and David Ullinger, employes in
James Prangley's brickyard, were buried
by a clay bank which was oeing under
mined giving way yesterday. Stark died
while being extricated and Ullinger's in
juries are probably fatal. Stark leaves a
Mysterious Murder in a Suburb
AN OLD MAN FOULLY DEALT WITH.
Apparently Slaughtered While Entertaining-
Hla Murderers Not a Cine to His
Slayers, Who Carry Away Some Valua
ble Papers The Deed -Dome with the
Victim's Own Corn Knife and the Scene
ef the Crime Flooded with Human Gore
Chicago, Oct. 28. At his home in Melrose
Ernest Kuoneth, a small capitalist, was
brutally murdered last Wednesday night.
The victim met his death while he was sit
ting in a chair and holding a conversation
with two unknown men. No sooner had
the murderers accomplished their gory deed
than they stole certain valuable papers
which were in Mr.' Kunneth's possession
and fled. To reach the door of the bouse
they had to literally wade through their
victim's blood, and at the garden gate they
separated, each leaving a crimson trail be
hind to mark his guilt. It was one of
the most dartardly crimes of recent years,
and has stirred the quiet villagers to a
pitch of excitement bordering on frenzy.
Resemble the Snell Murder.
The murder resembles in its most prom
inent features the slaughter of the late
Amos J. Snell. The object of the crimi
nals was not currency, but the possession
of some document or documents in Mr.
Kunneth's strong box, and the evidence
left behind them tells the story almost as
perfectly as though it were written in an
open book. Mr. Konneth was a retired
farmer, 67 years of age, and the possessor
of a fine eighty-acre farm a mile northwest
of Melrose, besides his little homestead in
the village where he lived alone. Mr. Kun
neth's habits were not extravagant and he
had accumulated considerable money,
which he had lent on first mortgages to
various people, keeping the securities in a
tin box beneath his bed.
Not Discovered L ntil Thursday.
Wednesday afternoon, shortly lie fore 4 j
o'clock, Mrs. Alice Land met Mr. Runneth
on his way home. He wore no coat and had j
on his slippers. Me went aireciiy to nn
house and was not again seen alive by his
neighbors. About 9:40 o'clock yesterday
morning Deitrich Woehler, Mr. Kunneth's
tenant on the farm, called with his wife
to pay the rent. He knocked at the front
door, but receiving no response finally tried
the door, and finding it unlocked oponed it
and walked into the little parlor. Connect
ing the room with the dining-room are
folding doors, which Woehler found almost
closed. He opened them and let the libt
from the front windows fall upon an awful
A Horrible Sight Presented.
In his high-backed armchair sat Mr.
Kunneth, his head thrown back and so
completely covered with coagulated blood
as to be unrecognizable. The floor was
covered with blood, which had leen spat
tered upon the walls and woodwork, and
all around were traces of a hurried search
of the premises. Drawers had been opened
and closets rummaged and all aliout were,
the marks of bloody hands. Two chairs
were drawn beside the table facing that in
which sat the murdered man, and when
the neighbors hurried in in answer to Mrs.
Woehler's screams they searched the rooms
and found the instrument of death,
KILLED WITH A CORN KNIFE. .
The Print of a Bloody Hand on the Door
Frame and Bloody Footprints,
It was a huge corn knife with a blade
fourteen inches long and broad and heavy
in proportion. It was covered with blood
and hair, and so great had been the force
of the blows that the steel blade had been
cracked almost in half. The weapon had
been carelessly thrown beneath the dresser
by the murderers. On the table by the old
man's side was a bottle of Old Tom gin, a
box of tobacco, and two half-smoked pipes.
The murderers had evidently accomplished
their object, for Mr. Kunneth's box of pa
pers was gone from its accustomed pla--
beneath his bed, and could not be found!
On the door frame was the printot a blocHy
hand, and on the steps were the marks of
Not the Act of Strangers.
These led to the front gate where they
separated, and for 200 feet north and for
100 feet south and for a distance west the
footprints could be traced. These seemed
the only clew. David C. Dolin, president
of the village; Joseph P. Langgnth, an in
tiinatefriend of Kunneth, and Henry Sof
ttll. a stonecutter, are a unit on the the
or y that the murder was committed by
parties who were well acquainted with
Kunneth, by v horn they were being en
tertained in a friendly way, for the old gen
tleman hid a very sociable- and congenial
VlPW of the Victim's Body.
The victim's body presented a revolting
sight when seen yesterday afternoon.
The old man's smooth face and partially
bald head has literally covered with coagu
lated blood. He was clad in a gingham
shirt, wearing no coat, merely vest and
trousers. His trousers from his knees up
were covered with blood, indicating that
his head had been forced down on Lis legs
while he was being struck. Three fearful
gashes in his bead, one five inches long on
t he crown, one three inches long on the
right nnd another over the right temple,
are the ghastly trncx-s of the weapon used.
His arms were folded us though he had not
moved after the fatal blow.
The A.. T. and H. F. Annual.
Topeka, Kan., Oct. 28. The annual
meeting of the stockholders of the Atchison,
Topeka and Santa Fe railroad was held
here yesterday, and a board of directors
chosen who re-elected the old officers at
once. More stock was represented than at
any previous Atchison meeting.
Hot Spring Bank Failure.
Hot SPKIXGS. Oct. 28. Considerable ex
citement was occasioned here yesterday by
the announcement that the Hot Springs
Valley bank had closed its doors. It is
stated that the liabilities are (30,000, but it
is believed that this amount is secured by
bonds and sureties.
New Cure for Cholera.
London, Oct. 28. A dispatch from Ham
burg to the Reuter Telegram company says
that the periodate crystals have been found
to cure 95 per cent, of the cholera cases
treated in their early stages.
Mother and Child Killed.
Chicago, Oct. a. Trs. Mina Mobring, 45
years old, living tt Hawthorne, and her
8-year old son were run down and instantly
kilted by a Chicago, Burlington and Quincy
Oar minister to Hawaii. Mr. Stevens, has
sued the newspaper Bulletin for libel for
charging that the mi"l"-y did BOt tags
proper care of the castaway sailors of the
ship William A. CampbelL
Mrs. Christiana Bordner celebrated bar
103d birthday at Keokuk.
Obituary: At Buffalo, James 8. Lyon,
aged 69; at Keokuk, la.. Rev. George N.
Power, aged 64; at Watertown, Wis., Will-
lam Grange, aged 66.
A burglar at Houston, Tex., has been
sentenced to seventy-four years' imprison
ment on fourteen counts.
The Carmattx (France) strikers havs re
fused to abide by the finding of Premier
Lou bet s arbitration committee. I
The National Humane society is in s
sion at Philadelphia, and preparing to de
nounce vivisection and other alleged forms
of cruelty. One resolution adopted asked
the World's fair to withdraw the exhibit
of American birds because cruelty will
attend such on exhibit.
It is reported at Winnipeg, Man., that
an aged Indian has confessed that he was
with the Sir John Franklin relief expedi
tion, and was sent across an island to see
what was there. He saw three masts in the
distance which he was sure belonged to one
of Franklin's ships, but went back to the
relief ships and reported that be had seen
nothing. He did this because supplies
were getting low and he was afraid the re
lief crew would starve.
The boiler of a locomotive exploded at
Palos. Ala., and blew Engineer Monroe
and fireman Church to atoms.
The provincial secretary of Ontario, Can
ada, hm decided to grant no more permits
to hunt deer in that province to Americans.
Hereafter only Canadians need apply.
Miss Emma farslake sued M.C. Jenkins,
of Trenton. X. J., for $3).000, alleging
breach of promise. The jury gave her
There have been 132 cases of typhoid
fever at Ishpeming, Mich. Deaths are
averaging threw per day.
The schooner Annie was wrecked in
Lough Strangford, Ireland, and six of the
Miss Cousins says that if women cannot
get the vote by any other means she fa
vors trying the dynamite process.
The Cholera Bacillus.
Bkklix, Oct. 28. Dr. Lubarsch, of
Itostock has made public his observations
of the cholera baccillus. It lives six days in
Liiii'.an intestines, he says, aid usually
tvnty-six daysoutside of the human body.
But little moisture is necessary to its exist
ence. He believes that the terms arc
ca; rd in bilge water.
Uu startled to If 14 urua.
Chattanooga. Tenu., Oct. 28. Thomas
J. Carroll, a young stock farmer, was
killed at Carpenter on the North Carolina
and St. Louis railway yesterday. He was
asleep in a coach when the sudden blast of
a passing engine's whistle caused him to
start and then rush out the rear door, leap
ing to the ground. He died instantly. It
is believed that he thought the train was
Money for the Homestead Strikers.
Chicago, Oct. 2. Tomorrow every union
workman in this city will donate one day's
wages for the aid of the locked out iron
and steel workers at Homestead. In addi
tion to this fund the proceeds of the grand
ball to be given at Battery D on Satur
day evening under the auspices of the
Trade and Labor assembly and Building
Trades council will be added to the
Twelve Persons Burned to Death.
Vienna, Oct. 28. The house of correc
tion at Goellersdorf was burned yesterday.
The fire spread with such rapidity that
many of the 500 prisoners had to jump for
their lives. Twelve are known to have
been burned to death and others are miss
ing. Many of those who escaped are still
in custody are severely injured.
Suffocated In an Air Chamber.
Alton, Ills., Oct. 2S. At the site of the
new bridge which the Chicago, Burlington
and Quincy railroad is building across the
Missouri river opposite this city, three new
hands, while working in the air chamber
of a steel caisson seventy-five feet below the
surface of the river, forgot how to work the
valve doors, and were smothered before re
lief could be furnished.
Literally Sawed His Head Off.
Garden City, Kan., Oct. 28. William
Harvey, a long-time resident of this place,
has !ecn suffering from mental aberration
for some time. Wednesday morning, while
out of his head, he arose at daylight, and
going to an irrigation ditch 100 yards from
his house he lay down in it and then almost
literally sawed his head off with a dull'
carving knife. ' .-..
Woodyatt's Music House
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT - WOODYATT.
k''toasre.wm is Bo
There seems to be little going on
in musical circles of late, but there
is much talk, among musical people,
of the marvelous cure of Miss B - ,
the high contralto singer, who has
long suffered from a severe throat
or bronchial affection, superinduced
by Catarrh in the Head, and who
has been perfectly cured by the
use of Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy,
coupled with the use of Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery. For
all bronchial, throat and lung affec
tions, and lingering coughs, the Dis
covery" is an unequaled remedy.
When complicated with Chrome
Nasal Catarrh, its use should be
coupled with the use ef Dr. Sage's
Catarrh Remedy. Of all druggists.
This firm have the exel naive sale for this county of the
Pieirio ar-d O rr eirje,
WEBER, STUrVESANT, DECKER BKOtt,, WHEELOCK,
ESTEY, AND CAMP & t O 'S PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, "WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
faB l.'neslso of mall Musical airrrhsndise. We hsTe In out employs flret-clsss PUnc Ts-aer,
At never before heard of prices
G. O. HUCKSTAEDT'S,
1809 and 1811 Second Avenue.
Driffill & Gleim,
1822 Second Avenue.
Sole Agents for
EL F licke n ger's
Now is the time to place your order with us
for future delivery. These goods are the finest
in the market. They have no equal. Sold in
.We will occupy our new store, cor. of Fifth avenue
and Twenty-third St., and will be known as the
- Fifth Avenue . Pharmacy.
HOHST V N KOR"KRI;Z Pharmacist.
114 W. 2nd St,
114 W. Sad St
114 W. SndSt,